Bach Chorale

W. A. Mozart - Great Mass in C minor KV 427/J.S. Bach: Chorale (Nicol Matt) [2004] (PS3 SACD rip)

W. A. Mozart - Great Mass in C minor KV 427/J.S. Bach: Chorale (Nicol Matt) [2004] (PS3 SACD rip)
SACD ISO image = 3.6 GB | Scans PDF (800 dpi): 7.5 MB | 5% Recovery
Classical | Label: Brilliant Classics | Catalog Number: 92211 | Direction: Nicol Matt, Chamber Choir of Europe

The pan-continental Chamber Choir of Europe recorded a number of Mozart works for the Dutch budget label Brilliant as part of a large Mozart edition, and these performances have been reissued several times, singly and in groups. The choir always has an attractively clear sound that comes from the youth of its members, and this is one of the group's most distinctive if not necessarily one that will appeal to every listener. Conductor Nicol Matt generally falls close to the middle of the road, but here he runs counter to type among recordings of Mozart's "Great" Mass in C minor, K. 427. The modest dimensions he gives the work, aided by close-up microphone placement that brings out individual voices in the group, are fresh and cogently thought out.
W. A. Mozart - Great Mass in C minor KV 427/J.S. Bach: Chorale (Nicol Matt) [2004] (Redbook Layer Hybrid SACD rip)

W. A. Mozart - Great Mass in C minor KV 427/J.S. Bach: Chorale (Nicol Matt) [2004] (Redbook Layer Hybrid SACD rip)
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | 312 MB | Scans PDF (600 dpi): 7.5 MB
Classical | Label: Brilliant Classics | Catalog Number: 92211 | Direction: Nicol Matt, Chamber Choir of Europe

The pan-continental Chamber Choir of Europe recorded a number of Mozart works for the Dutch budget label Brilliant as part of a large Mozart edition, and these performances have been reissued several times, singly and in groups. The choir always has an attractively clear sound that comes from the youth of its members, and this is one of the group's most distinctive if not necessarily one that will appeal to every listener. Conductor Nicol Matt generally falls close to the middle of the road, but here he runs counter to type among recordings of Mozart's "Great" Mass in C minor, K. 427. The modest dimensions he gives the work, aided by close-up microphone placement that brings out individual voices in the group, are fresh and cogently thought out.

André Isoir - J. S. Bach: The Complete Organ Works (2014)  Music

Posted by delpotro at April 3, 2018
André Isoir - J. S. Bach: The Complete Organ Works (2014)

André Isoir - J. S. Bach: The Complete Organ Works (2014)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | Digital booklet | 17:01:59 | 4,37 Gb
Classical | Label: La Dolce Volta

Originally released between 1975 to 1991 on the now-defunct Calliope label, Andre Isoir's recordings of the complete organ works of Bach have been unanimously acclaimed by both the press and the public. La Dolce Volta now offers these landmark recordings (unavailable since 2008), completely remastered, in a deluxe, specially priced boxed set. The set includes a 152 page, full color booklet rich with photos and information about the music and the recordings.
Dunedin Consort, John Butt - Bach: Magnificat & Christmas Cantata (2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Dunedin Consort, John Butt - Bach: Magnificat & Christmas Cantata (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 86:31 minutes | 1.74 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

This is the premiere recording of J.S. Bach's Magnificat heard for the first time within its original liturgical context, alongside the beautiful Christmas Cantata.
Johann Sebastian Bach - Leonid Roizman - Works for Organ 1 (2007)

Johann Sebastian Bach - Leonid Roizman - Works for Organ 1
EAC+LOG+CUE | WV: 284 MB | Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Melodiya Ukraine # NMCCD-0087 | Country/Year: Ukraine 2007
Genre: Classical | Style: Baroque
Marie-Claire Alain - Johann Sebastian Bach: Organ Works 14 CD Box Set (2011)

Marie-Claire Alain - Johann Sebastian Bach: Organ Works 14 CD Box Set (2011)
Classical, Organ | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 2,28 Gb
Label: Erato Disques | Release Year: 2011

This 1990 Digital Recording is a must for Bach's CD Collector. Recorded using historic organs on which some were played himself by Bach. Marie-Claire Alain's playing here is more in historic and faithful to performance practice. The tempos and the registrations are well planned and the approach of playing is spontaneous and simple. The spirituality of the performer is so evident here.
Johann Sebastian Bach - Marie-Claire Alain - Complete Works for Organ (2011, Erato # 427 820-2) [14 CD Box]

Johann Sebastian Bach - Marie-Claire Alain - Complete Works for Organ
14xCD | EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 4,47 GB | Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Erato # 427 820-2 | Country/Year: France 2011 | Originally Released: 1985-1993
Genre: Classical | Style: Baroque, Organ, Sacred

"The grande dame of French organists, Marie-Claire Alain recorded the complete organ music of Bach not once, not twice, but three times. This collection is the third recording, made in the late '80s and early '90s, and recorded digitally by Erato. For this version, Alain had access to restored, historic organs, including some that Bach himself would have played…"
Vox Luminis & Lionel Meunier - Bach: Actus Tragicus (Cantatas, BWV 106, 150, 131, 12) (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Vox Luminis & Lionel Meunier - Bach: Actus Tragicus (Cantatas, BWV 106, 150, 131, 12) (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 80:55 minutes | 1.53 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

The year ends in fine style with a programme of cantatas by J.S. Bach performed by Vox Luminis. The Belgian group directed by the bass Lionel Meunier is now acknowledged as belonging among the world’s elite vocal ensembles, especially for its interpretations of German Baroque sacred music.
Philippe Herreweghe, Collegium Vocale Gent - Bach: Famous Cantatas Vol. 2 (2010)

Philippe Herreweghe, Collegium Vocale Gent - Bach: Famous Cantatas Vol. 2 (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 820 Mb | Total time: 2h58'46 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # 5908363 | Recorded: 1988, 2000, 2005

This program also makes a perfect introduction to the world of the cantatas in general for anyone who loves Bach's instrumental music or larger vocal works (like the B minor Mass), but who has been hesitating before taking the plunge into the vast sea of his cantata production. Why? Simple: two of these pieces contain music found elsewhere in Bach's output. For example, the first chorus of BWV 120 became the concluding number (Et expecto) of the B minor Mass "Credo". BWV 29 opens with an almost shockingly brilliant arrangement (as an organ concerto) of the opening movement of the E major violin partita, followed by the chorus that appears in the B minor Mass as both the "Gratias" and the "Dona Nobis Pacem" (the German original means exactly the same thing as the Gratias: "We thank thee," making the adaptation entirely apropos). All three cantatas feature brilliant writing for trumpets (four of them in BWV 119) and drums, and were written for civic ceremonies in Leipzig. And if the words are often less than inspiring to us now, no one can argue that Bach didn't rise to the occasion musically.
Anna Lucia Richter - Bach Privat (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Georg Nigl, Andreas Staier, Anna Lucia Richter, Petra Müllejans & Roel Dieltiens - Bach Privat (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 84:43 minutes | 1.52 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

This recording is an invitation to immerse ourselves in the musical inner circle of the Bach family. We are familiar with Johann Sebastian Bach as a composer of genius, but we know little about his family life, with the exception of the famous Clavierbüchlein (Little keyboard book) that the forty-year-old composer gave as a present in 1725 to his second wife Anna Magdalena, his junior by sixteen years.